Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Michael Lazarus

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Portland, OR

Michael Lazarus works with a variety of materials, using carefully crafted color choices, pattern, and a vocabulary of pared down imagery to create paintings with a dynamic and powerful presence. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam and Montreal; his work has been written about in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, and Flash Art among others.

At MacDowell, he began a new body of work, with little prior planning or development. The paintings produced and started implemented his established vocabulary of images and gestures, and focused on a process of editing with white and ways of expressing movement with paint.

Studios

Putnam

Michael Lazarus worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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